Lookout Peak Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,948' 594 m
Descent: -1,947' -593 m
High: 10,690' 3,258 m
Low: 8,744' 2,665 m
GradeAvg Grade: 15% (9°)
Max Grade: 39% (21°)
Current trail conditions
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“An unknown gem of the front range!”— Nick Wilder
You'll reach a saddle after 1.5 miles or so, where the trail levels off and the trees open up a lot. It is VERY easy to get lost here! Use the mobile app to stay on the trail.
Take a left at the saddle (it will be tempting to go right) and try to find the easiest path to the summit. You might find cairns, but you might not, and it doesn't matter as long as you keep heading uphill.
At the summit, there is a really cool rock "lookout." Scramble up to the top and enjoy some of the very best views of the area: Twin Sisters, Longs Peak, the Saint Vrain valley, and the Indian Peaks.
Land Manager: USFS - Boulder Ranger District Office